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Asia

Asia Watch: Looking East?

The self-proclaimed "caliph" of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is... apparently searching for new territory and new recruits. The Far East is certainly on his radar and one incubator might be the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines, specifically Basilan and other islands of the Sulu Archipelago......

Australasia

Editorial: Multiculturalism and 18C

Changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) makes no sense. The Parliamentary Inquiry into this provision, to which AIJAC provided a comprehensive submission and then, by invitation, extensive oral evidence, did not conclude that changing 18C was the best course....

China

Documents

Egypt

Europe

Biblio File: Theft and Genocide

Children hear stories, children live stories. In two memoirs, both effectively presented, moving and powerful, readers are invited into the childhood, and later the lives, of children affected by genocide and state-sponsored terror....

Events

Far Right

Fatah

Gulf states

Qatar aid to Hamas/ PA losing West Bank control

This Update discusses the recent provision by Qatar of US$31 million to pay the salaries of civil servants in Hamas-controlled Gaza - and what it reveals about the reality of the situation in Gaza. It also includes the key findings of a new study indicating the Palestinian Authority (PA) appears to be losing control over the key cities of the West Bank....

Holocaust/ War Crimes

Biblio File: Theft and Genocide

Children hear stories, children live stories. In two memoirs, both effectively presented, moving and powerful, readers are invited into the childhood, and later the lives, of children affected by genocide and state-sponsored terror....

Immigration/ Multiculturalism

Editorial: Multiculturalism and 18C

Changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA) makes no sense. The Parliamentary Inquiry into this provision, to which AIJAC provided a comprehensive submission and then, by invitation, extensive oral evidence, did not conclude that changing 18C was the best course....

India

Interfaith Dialogue

International Security

Iran

Iraq

As ISIS falters

As ISIS falters

The Islamic State, whose main slogan in Arabic is Baqiya watatamadad (remaining and expanding), has ...

Both PA and Hamas face financial squeeze/ Mosul and the lessons of Gaza

This Update features two articles about the serious financial problems of both the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in Gaza. In addition, it includes an article from two former senior American military officers about the lessons being learned from Israel's struggle with Hamas' terror tunnels in Gaza in the battle for Mosul, which is also believed to be riddled with tunnels by ...

Islamic Extremism

Asia Watch: Looking East?

The self-proclaimed "caliph" of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is... apparently searching for new territory and new recruits. The Far East is certainly on his radar and one incubator might be the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the Philippines, specifically Basilan and other islands of the Sulu Archipelago......

Know Thine Enemy

Know Thine Enemy

With President Trump's administration now busily dismantling much of what his predecessor left behin...

Israel

Dear Jason

Dear Jason

Dear Mr. Greenblatt, I wish you only success as you set out on your bid to pave a path to progress o...

Jordan

Media Releases

Media/ Academia

Noted and Quoted - March 2017

The media's fixation on Australian business people's Jewish background is alive and well. In the Australian (Feb. 10), Graham Richardson critiqued PM Malcolm Turnbull's speech that called Bill Shorten a hypocrite for attacking his wealth whilst he himself meets with "Dick Pratt and Solly Lew and Lindsay Fox and all the other billionaires... in Melbourne". According to Richardson, "the Labor Part...

Media Microscope: Unrecognisable

Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu's visit to Australia became a soapbox for some former senior Labor figures to call for Australian recognition of a State of Palestine... The anti-recognition case, however, was made in editorials and op-eds based on reasoned debate and not declarative statements....

Middle East

Know Thine Enemy

Know Thine Enemy

With President Trump's administration now busily dismantling much of what his predecessor left behin...

A regional approach to Israeli-Palestinian peacemaking?

The Update offers a few articles on the idea of a "regional peace", the idea being canvassed by both the Israeli government and the Trump Administration that the Sunni Arab states, who today see Israel as an ally against Iran, might be the key to making Israeli-Palestinian peace. (A good example of advocacy for this approach comes from Israeli Minister of Intelligence Israel Katz in this interview...

Monographs/ Submissions

AIJAC's submission to the Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Freedom of Speech and article 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

AIJAC's submission to the Australian Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia - including into the operation of Part IIA of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA) (including ss. 18C and 18D) and the complaints-handling procedures of the Australian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) - has now been published by the Parliamentary Committee...

Submission on Freedom of Speech (Repeal of S.18C) Bill 2014

This document constitutes the submission by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) to Attorney-General George Brandis regarding proposed amendments to the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (RDA)... AIJAC maintains that the provisions of Part IIA of the RDA have worked effectively for nearly 20 years, and that there is not a compelling reason for repeal or wholesale ...

Multimedia

NGOs

Editorial: Lessons of the Gaza scandal

Over the past couple of months, a vile scandal has been in the process of unravelling in Gaza. At its core are charges that Hamas - the terror group that rules the territory - has infiltrated charities, NGOs and even UN agencies to steal aid....

Op-eds

Palestinians

Dear Jason

Dear Jason

Dear Mr. Greenblatt, I wish you only success as you set out on your bid to pave a path to progress o...

Reference

Saudi Arabia

Somalia

Speeches

Sudan

Terrorism

Noted and Quoted - February 2017

The future of US and United Nations relations was discussed following Donald Trump's outrage that the Obama Administration abstained on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and Republican party threats to withhold funding to the world body. A Washington Post analysis by Josh Rogin in the Age/Sydney Morning Herald (Jan. 1) noted that 2334 "has opened up a Pandora's box in Washington, allowing anyon...

Turkey

United Kingdom

United Nations

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